Copper(II) Chloride Flame Test

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Copper(II) chloride (CuCl2) emits a green-blue glow in a flame test.  In this experiment the copper chloride is placed in a watch glass and saturated with ethanol.  The burning ethanol heats the copper to show the characteristic green flame.
Copper(II) chloride (CuCl2) emits a green-blue glow in a flame test. In this experiment the copper chloride is placed in a watch glass and saturated with ethanol. The burning ethanol heats the copper to show the characteristic green flame.
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